Dhaka – A senior police officer, Mizanur Rahman, accused in graft cases, has been suspended from the service, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said on Tuesday.
Rahman, widely known as DIG Mizan (because of his rank in the police department, has been charged with corruption over his alleged ill-gotten money.
Bangladesh’s anti-graft watchdog earlier this week approved cases against the officer over his undisclosed earnings worth over 30 million taka.
The Anti-Corruption Commission also imposed bar on his travel outside the country and alerted the immigration department at border checkpoints.
The home minister told reporters that the decision for Rahman’s suspension was taken upon the approval of the President of the Republic.
The police officer came in the discussion recently over his claim that he paid 4 million taka to an anti-corruption official, who was investigating allegations against Rahman.
Meanwhile, Police Headquarters launched investigation into Rahman’s claim that he bribed to Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Director Khandaker Enamul Basir to get himself exonerate from the corruption charges.
A panel headed by Additional Inspector General of Police Mainur Rahman Chowdhury was asked to report back immediately.
Rahman was withdrawn from his position at Dhaka Metropolitan Police on January 9 last year after allegations surfaced that the officer while serving as an additional commissioner of DMP, married a woman on gun point.